Several steps are being taken to ensure that sub-standard institutions are identified and suitably dealt with. Towards this end one of the initiatives involves a rigorous accreditation and ranking process called TeachR. NCTE has signed an MoU with Quality Council of India (QCI) s body set up with Cabinet approval and the administrative supervision of DIPP, the Chairman of which is nominated by the Honble Prime Minister.
QCI will assist NCTE in the following:
1. Verify the claims made by TEIs. Details of this verification will be loaded on to a digital platform using which Expert Teacher Educators on the rolls of NCTE will assign marks to each TEI.
2. Deploy video vans that will take one hour videos on faculty doing actual teaching and 10 minute videos of a sample of students doing practice teaching. These videos will be scored by expert teacher educators on the rolls of NCTE.
3. Conduct proctored test of a sample of students in each TEIs with a view to understanding the extent to which each TEIs has succeeded in ensuring that their students have the attitude, skills and knowledge (ASK) to be a good teacher.
In all of this QCI will be acting on the express directions of NCTE, but the final grading will be assigned by NCTE based on the above described methods.
To this end the regulations have been changed requiring that teacher education institutions which have not been accredited so far, should do so within a period of one year in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition, Norms and Procedure) Amendment Regulations, 2017 notified on 28th April, 2017.
This comprehensive scheme of assessment and ranking called TeachR is uploaded on the NCTE website for information of all stakeholders.
At present, there is no such scheme.
This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Shri Upendra Kushwaha today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
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